the bio

Sherry O’Keefe:

I am the author of Making Good Use of August, Cracking Geodes Open and The Peppermint Bottle. I’ve lived (so far) within the borders of Montana since being born into a family with story-telling ways.

I am not good at small talk and tend to converse more than make statements.I am an assistant poetry editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and co-editor with Rose Hunter at YB Journal and with Michele Lesko at IthacaLit.

Like Clark Kent, I have day jobs and hide behind my glasses. I like to sneak out and take photos (and share them at my photo blog: When Salt Spills.) I like to camp and fish and drive the back roads in Montana. I love my two kids dearly.

At night I write with two dogs at my feet and a cell phone that keeps me in a one click touch with my kids and friends. On my rickety kitchen table is an old enamel blue bowl of rocks from friends who have traveled outside the borders and have brought me rocks as proof that the world does not end at the border crossing.

And I like when words and paper come together to create a collage. At Whitewash and Co. you can find the pendants and collages I/we (read the story at the website) are making.

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About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit. website:

16 responses to “the bio

  1. michele

    You are the coolest gal I know.

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  4. thank you very much, sherry for the comment on “The Last Story”, I’m glad it resonated with you! have also invited you to kaffe in katmandu. ask away if you have questions!

  5. A friend shared “Instead of Being Worried, We Tell Stories ” with me and I had to find out where to read more of your wonderful words…. Thank you for having a blog!

    • redmitten

      hello lori! how neat to meet each other via that poem and your friend! i spent some time at your website- wow! the worried poem suits your artwork. thanks for finding me here!

  6. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award ( You may have already gotten this)

    Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award.
    1. nominate 5 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
    2. add the Versatile Blogger Award logo
    3. thank the blogger who nominated you with a link to their blog.
    4. share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
    5. include this set of rules.
    6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.


  7. Sherry, thanks so much for stopping by Hooked (and including it on your links – very kind.) Your words are lovely; I went straight to Kokanee and saw some of our Alaskan experience reflected on your Montana fence posts. 🙂 I’m glad to meet you!

    • redmitten

      i am also glad to meet you and to have discovered your website. i’m landlocked here and your blog takes me to the shore!

  8. muddlavoie

    You are my *discovery du jour* thanks to Mary MacGowan Breckman — VERY pleased to meet you!

  9. Thank you for the the fantastic comment and for checking out my blog. I love that you enjoy a similar sense of motion out here in the West. I look forward to following your blog. Love Montana, too!

    • redmitten

      kyle- a kinship in many ways! thanks for tracking me down and i also look forward to following your blog, cheering you and your family on with the marvelous choices you’ve been making.

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